Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Dance from the University of Georgia in 2012. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercer University in 2018. Physical therapy allowed Ann to combine her interests in biology, human anatomy, and the art of dance.
Ann has a passion for dance medicine and a vast understanding of dance technique, dance-related injuries, and rehabilitation. She was trained in classical ballet for 21 years under the training of Duluth School of Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, University of South Carolina, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, and University of Georgia. She also spent many years teaching introductory and intermediate ballet technique at various studios in Atlanta and Athens. Ann currently serves as an adjunct therapist for the Atlanta Ballet professional company members.
Ann is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars where she is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), and International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Her clinical specialties include manual therapy, dry needling, myofascial release, return to sports rehabilitation, performance enhancement, and wellness/injury prevention.
Outside of work Ann is a major “foodie” who loves to try new restaurants around Atlanta. You can often find her walking the Beltline with her husband and dog or escaping to the beach whenever she gets the chance.